Herma’s News – Mistral for Men, Soup Girl Soup Mix, Wrapping Cheese and other useful tips…

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. –  Buddha

Dear Customers,

To enjoy life, give pleasure to all your senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. At Herma’s we offer beautiful fragrances, fashion accent pieces and home décor along with the interesting textures, tastes and aromas that come with gourmet foods.

Mistral Fragrance for Men at Herma’s

Vanilla Bourbon

The warm subtle sweetness of vanilla spiced with smoked oak and a twist of golden tobacco leaf delivers an elegant and distinguished fragrance of old world charm to your nose. Simply irresistible.

Also find Bourbon Vanilla Shaving Cream in a jar.

Cedarwood Marine

Our signature blend of cool marine breezes and Atlas pine creates an exhilarating, easy-to-wear fragrance with a natural allure. It evokes salt-strewn waves on the open sea and towering forests.

Also find Cedar Marine’s Post Shave Balm.

Mistral Bars of Soap for Men at Herma’s…

Bourbon Vanilla – Cedarwood Marine – Royal Cypress – Sandalwood Bamboo – Mezcal Lime

Just arrived

Soup Girl Soup Mixes

The perfect food for cozy, healthy winter meals.

Handmade – All Natural – Vegan-dried Soup Mixes – Just add water. – Makes 8 cups.

Savings at Herma’s

ZOKU Stainless Steel Travel Bottles 50% OFF

The press-fit lid securely seals your drink for spills while sipping on-the-go. Cold beverages stay that way for up to 24 hours. And hot beverages do not lose steam, maintaining heat for up to 6 hours.

We carry many, but not all of the colours seen above.

While supply lasts. All sales final.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

We have an amazing selection of cheese and charcuterie from which to choose. Janis will be in the Cheese Shop  Fridays and Saturdays to cut cheese specific to your liking. This also includes the cutting of Prosciutto DOP, Fennel Salami (Finocchiona) and Porchetta (fabulous Italian ham) which Herma would also be happy to cut. Lovely hand-wrapped cheeses and delicious packaged-salamis may be found in our coolers every day of the week.

Cheese Special

Chällerhocker  25% off

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Challerhocker, pronounced “holler hocker”, meaning “sitting in the cellar” is a Swiss cheese washed in brine and spices and then aged for a minimum of 12 months. Its initial aroma and flavour is a lovely concoction of roasted peanuts, melted leeks, brown butter, sweet cream and caramel. Made by cheesemaker Walter Rass, the lingering silky, salty finish of Challerhocker makes it an ideal cheese for the winter months.

The cheese pairs ideally with a glass of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cider.

Storing and Caring for Cheese

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At its prime ripeness, living cheese is a perfect but fragile balance of aroma, taste, texture and appearance.  
Proper handling and storage of cheese can mean the difference between vibrant, delicious, living cheese and dead, ammoniated, spoiled cheese.
Formaticum’s porous paper allows oxygen to flow freely, letting your cheese breathe. It also prevents moisture from escaping – creating a cave-like environment. – Formaticum
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Other Cheese Tips…

Never store cheeses together.

Store each cheese individually. Do not wrap different cheeses together as their flavours will combine, ruining the original flavour of each specific cheese.

Face Clean cheese at room temperature before re-wrapping.
When cheese has sat at room temperature it sweats and releases oil. Before wrapping and placing cheese back in the  refrigerator, wipe clean with non-serrated cheese knife, removing any debris or oil that may have developed.
Soft Cheese
Soft cheeses are easier and cleaner to cut when they are cold. Don’t wait for them to reach room temperature.
Hard Cheese
Harder cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano and Aged Gouda, are easier to cut at room temperature. Let them warm up after leaving the refrigerator.

Congratulations ZAK! We’ll miss you.

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We would like to thank Zak for working so closely with us during the Christmas and Valentine’s Day season. We would also like to congratulate him on the opening of his new business in Cobourg. In addition to catering he will also be providing such services as providing a monthly dinner that may be picked up at his new location.

We will miss seeing him on a daily basis and look forward to teaming up with him again in the future. Be sure to call Zak at 905-207-0840 for your catering needs -or- email him at copelandzakc@gmail.com. . We wish him well. – Herma

We hope you have a fabulous weekend and look forward to your visit.

Be well and stay safe.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts